Mary Rechner is the author of Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women published by Propeller Books. Her fiction has appeared in places such as Harvard Review Online, flash flash click, Gettysburg Review, Burnside Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review, and Washington Square. Her criticism and essays have appeared in Oregon Humanities, The Believer, Propeller, and the Oregonian.
She is a licensed middle and high school Language Arts teacher as well as an experienced teaching artist, and has taught fiction writing at Portland State University and the University of Portland. A recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship, Rechner works for Literary Arts and is represented by Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises.